Man charged with selling fentanyl to rapper Mac Miller before his death
- Author: Michelle Webb Sep 05, 2019,
Sep 05, 2019, 0:25
Prosecutors allege that Pettit sold Miller the pills two days before the rapper's death, and after Pettit's friends direct messaged him about his death on Instagram, he voiced his concern about the situation.
Federal agents Wednesday arrested a Hollywood Hills man in connection with the death of hip-hop artist Mac Miller, who was found dead of a drug overdose almost a year ago.
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While investigating Mac's death, authorities found a plastic bag containing pills that were allegedly supplied by a prostitute. According to a toxicology report from a year ago, Miller died as a result of accidentally overdosing on alcohol, cocaine and fentanyl.
According the affidavit on this case, on the night of September 4, Pettit "agreed to supply" Miller with 30 milligram oxycodone pills, as well as cocaine and the sedative Xanax. Documents said that two days prior to his death, Mac received two deliveries of drugs; one from Pettit who allegedly sold him the bad oxy pills, Xanax and cocaine, and the other from a prostitute who gave the "Swimming" MC pure oxy, Xanax, hydrocodone, amphetamine, and cocaine. "Most likely I will die in jail" when someone asked how he was doing. The U.S. Attorney's office alleges that Pettit actually supplied Miller with pills that were laced with fentanyl.
Pettit was taken into custody Wednesday morning.
The indictment also says that Pettit "and others" supplied Miller with drugs shortly before his death; however, this indictment only includes Pettit. However, DEA investigators do not believe those drugs included fentanyl.